From my last layout in Z-scale. This layout is now demolished, but plans for a new layout is under development..

Here you will find information about different  Z-scale ModelRailroad Projects I have been involved in..
Some of them are more finished than others, and some are under development and others are on hold.
A major part for me in my hobby are to develop new projects and to dream about the ultimate layout, and hopefully build it some day.
And with Z-scale I can have big dreams.

The Demolition of an Empire

The Jakobs Creek Railroad are demolished and destroyed
The Demolition of an Empire

From the last ride and photoshoot.

After 10 years of planning and building of The Jacobs Creek Railroad, it's time to Close one Chapter and open a New Chapter.

The Whole Jacoks Creek Railroad has lost all their Right of Way contracts With the owner of the land, and the only solution is to demolish and destroy the Whole Railroad.

What a shame.

The owner of the land, myself, has started the process of moving with my wife, to a downtown apartement. The space will be limited, so there will be not enough land to create a layout of the same size in the new apartement. But I will have a small closet available, and I have saved all my ZMOD-modules, so there will be some space for modelrailroad modeling in our new home.

There has been a process to come to this final point, the demolition of the layout. It was build in 3 parts, but with all the tracks glued with ballast, there was not possible to save the layout.

The Whole layout loaded in the car, ready for the last ride.

The final destination; The Container.

It took me 7 hours to destroy the layout, tear down all the interior walls in the room and put it in the back of my car to drive to the final destination.

After living 34 years in the same house, there has been a lot of work and time used, to remove and clean everything.

But LIfe goes on, and some other Projects will grow in the dust from Jacobs Creek Railroad.

Enjoy the last photos from the Railroad, from the previous blog post on Jacobs Creek Railroad.

Link to the photoimages of the last photoshoot on the Empire.

The last ride and photoshoot on the Jacobs Creek Railroad

The Demolision of an Empire
The last ride and photoshoot  on the Jacobs Creek Railroad

From the last ride and photoshoot.

Its time for the last ride and photoshoot on the Empire.

After 10 years of planning and building of The Jacobs Creek Railroad, it's time to Close one Chapter and open a New Chapter.

The Whole Jacoks Creek Railroad has lost all their Right of Way contracts With the owner of the land, and the only solution is to demolish and destroy the Whole Railroad.

What a shame.

But LIfe goes on, and some other Projects will grow in the dust from Jacoks Creek Railroad.

Enjoy the last photos from the Railroad, before the final blog post on Jacobs Creek Railroad, where the demolition and the full story about why the Empire got a Destiny like this.

Link to the images of the last photoshoot on the Empire.

Adding colors, gras and trees on Jakobs Creek

A lot of work have been done the last weeks. Coloring and installing all types of gras and trees are in progress.

Easy Water will be used in the waterfall.

Bridge work progress 2 on Jakobs Creek

There has been som progress on the bridges over Jakobs Creek.

The big stone arch bridge has got the stone pattern added. For the small bridge or viadukt to the right, the concrete surface have been added.

The concrete surface has also been added to the long wall. All patterns are printed on paper, using an inkjet printer, after some touchup in Photoshop. The concrete pattern is from a real world concrete wall, using a picture.

Later all the parts should be blended together with plaster, before coloring.

  

Bridge work progress on Jakobs Creek

Its slow progress, but tonight I have created some bridge abutment from images printed on cardboard, The effect is looking good, and even better after some more work.

    

 

A box of new Atlas Flextrack

Atlas has just released their new Z-scale flextrack and I just got my first box with 25 pieces i house. Its looking great, prototypical US spacing, similar to the Micro Trains flex track. Easy to bend in fine curved shape and the length is good, 24 inch.(610 mm). Holes for the Nails are missing, so then I must use glue to fasten the track. I prefer nails, bit it will work.


Märklin flextrack at front, new Atlas Flextrack in the middle and the MTL track installed on my layout. The Märklin track has not the prototypical spacing for US layouts, compared to the other two.

With a complete box of 25 pieces, I have plenty of track for new projects. 25 * 610 mm: 15.250 mm, more than 15 meter of tracks. Nice.

Jakobs Creek Work in progress

It take some time to finish this part of the layout, but now some plaster is added between some of the rockpieces. I need to mold some more rocks also. Still a lot of blue styrofoam that should be covered.

One more bridge is installed. Still missing some support for the bridges. Check out the images.

 

   

 

Jakobs Creek Stone Arch Bridge

The styren base for the main bridge over Jakobs Creek start to live. The bridge is cut out of 0,5 mm styren. Need some more work, and some basement structures, but I think it will work.

 

Bridges over Jakobs Creek

Finally some work have been done to create the landscape and the bridges crossing Jakobs Creek. It has been a long time with no progression on the layout.

The base for the landscape, using styrofoam, is near complete and some pieces of rock have been put in place.

Now its time to create the bridges and one test of the mainbridge is set up. What type of bridge shall be installed?

   

Detailing in progress

A lot of work have been done on the rockwork and on the vegetation along the line. Below you can see 2 images from different parts of the layout.


Ballasting and coloring in progress

Very little progress the last months, but finally the work with ballasting the tracks and coloring of the layout have started.

Here some images showing the work in progress: